The Joys of a First Paycheck

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I’m sure you guys can imagine how excited I was when I received my first paycheck as a working girl!  What made it even better was that it was unexpected; I didn’t think I would get paid until mid-July, but instead I got a paycheck at the end of June.  Like any responsible young adult shop-a-holic, I immediately put some money in my savings bought myself presents as a reward for completing my first two weeks!  I thought I would share my mini haul with y’all [notice the use of y’all because it rhymes quite nicely with haul ;)]

Coach Chelsea Leather Skinny

Lulu’s Harley Darling Structured Black Handbag

I had been on the hunt for a new wallet for a little while; I wanted something with more color (my previous wallet was black), smaller, and chic that would last for years.  That’s why I decided to invest in the lovely wallet above, which I purchased from this new site called Suddenlee.  The concept is really cool- first you add a little button to your browser’s toolbar.  Then, when you are browsing online at any one of the 300+ stores they cover and you see something you like, you click the little button to add it to your Suddenlee shopping cart.  You can add items from several different shops and their list of stores includes places like H&M and Zara that don’t have online shopping in the US yet.  The absolute best part of the whole thing?  Your item arrives the next day!  For a shop-a-holic who sees something online, buys it, and wants it to arrive immediately, this is clutch!  Sometimes the Suddenlee shoppers cannot find the item you want to order, which is what happened originally in my case.  However, the customer service people I dealt with there were so lovely and helpful and helped me change my order and get it shipped to me as quickly as possible!  Bottom line: I would definitely recommend this site!

This lovely bag from Lulu’s is my new work purse!  I wanted something classic and structured with a crossbody strap.  I found this fabulous purse at Lulu’s for only $40, although it was a little less when I used a discount code I had!  I think it’s the perfect size to hold all the essentials I need for the day and I love that I can just sling it over my shoulder and look totally put-together; it definitely adds to my outfits!

After this little shopping spree- I had to reel it in! haha After all, I’m going to be apartment-hunting soon in the city and I’ll need the money for rent!  Tell me: What have you bought recently?


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  1. says

    omgosh love this post!! hahahaha your new coach pouch is so cute the color is gorge!! but i REALLY love your lulu handbag.. the clasp is SO cool!!

  2. says

    your new wallet and bag are so gorgeous!
    I love the color of the wallet, and the black bag will easily take you through fall and winter and will just be the chicest little black bag in sight!

  3. says

    Oh, i’ve never heard of this site before! I think i’m going to have to check it out.
    Congrats on your first paycheck! it’s always nice to reward ourselves isn’t it??

  4. Gertrude says

    Aww I understand how excited you must be! I’m getting my first paycheck at the end of next week :D Great purchases xo

  5. says

    I love your new theme! I’m away on vacation and just starting to catch up on blogs again.

    I think we all go on the occasional shopping spree… and you did good! I definitely want to check out Suddenlee, it sounds great.

    • says

      Thank you so much Alex! Haha, I think my “occasional shopping sprees” are a little too frequent! Yes, definitely check out Suddenlee- I really like it! =)

  6. says

    congrats on your first paycheck! that’s so exciting. and that lulu bag is gorgeous. of course the coach on is too. but that lulu one is a lot of fun!

    • says

      Thanks so much Claire! Also, you shouldn’t be apologizing- I should be thanking you heartily for following and entering the giveaway! Which I am :D

  7. says

    As a fellow shopaholic, I approve of this post 100%. I love the color of your wallet – so pretty! I definitely believe that spending your first paycheck is WAY more satisfying than putting it into savings. :)

    By the way, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I will certainly enter your giveaway and become your newest follower. Have a great day!

  8. says

    That black purse is to die for and you can never go wrong with Coach, Coach makes their stuff very durable. Congrats on your first paycheck (although my comment is late) and I always celebrate the same way, yay for paycheck, now go shopping.